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Stepping up Economical and Technology Intelligence in Sport

Objective

Sport is an important factor because of social and health promotion and because of the growing economical aspects. In 1999 the employment in sports in Europe was near 800.000, has risen by 60% in the past ten years and is expected to reach nearly 2 million by 2010. It incorporates many industrial sectors and services and is a growing area for both the larger companies and SMEs. The sector is relative new and is generally regarded as an early adopting sector for new ideas and innovations.

INNOSPORT aims at the creation of a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU Sport industry, and to stimulate technological innovation and the setting up of innovative technology businesses. The following issues are tackled:
-Fragmentation of research (technology and human factors) and sector, insufficient targeting of research
-Limited research and innovative power
-Lack of a long term vision for innovation and insufficient new business creation
-Too much focus on National rather than European approaches in RandD.

Coordination of research will be performed trough the following activities:
-Set up a European platform as a basis for a competitive sports industry
-Investigate and test new approaches for innovation in sports, extract lessons from the experience of FP research projects and promote entrepreneurial innovation
-Offer services that need to be provided on a European scale
-Setting up an innovation roadmap based on sports needs, chances for companies and knowledge available to set an agenda and stimulate market driven RandD
-Promote a shift in the paradigms towards a knowledge based sector

The consortium has an optimal coverage and access to the stake holders needed for the success of the project, while remaining a manageable core project group. The consortium has been formed by carefully selecting experts and has an optimal access to the research and business activities in the EU.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6031 Delft
Netherlands

Participants (10)

ASOCIACION DE FABRICANTES Y DISTRIBUIDORES DE ARTICULOS DEPORTIVOS DE ESPANA
Spain
Address
Av. Diagonal, 454
Barcelona
ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS ELECTRONICAS Y DE LA INFORMACION DEL PAIS VASCO
Spain
Address
Portuetxe Bidea 14 1° Planta
San Sebastian
ASSOCIATION OF THE SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY CR
Czechia
Address
Karla Mundia 636
Revnice
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRIELLES AVANCEES
France
Address
Technopole Izarbel
Bidart
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA.
Spain
Address
Universidad Politecnica De Valencia, Edificio 9C, Camino De Vera S/n
Valencia
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
Loughborough
POSPESEVALNI CENTER ZA MALO GOSPODARSTVO
Slovenia
Address
Dunajska 156/Viii
Ljubljana
STICHTING SPORTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
J.f. Kennedylaan 2
Eindhoven
THE SPORTS INDUSTRIES FEDERATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Federation House Stoneleigh Park
Warwickshire
VERENIGING VAN FABRIKANTEN EN GROOTHANDELAREN IN SPORTBENODIGDHEDEN.
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanstraat 1
Leusden